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The Lantern


The National School Security Database (NSSD)

A NoSchoolViolence.org Project


Use the Lantern to see how youth behaviors are linked to school violence. The Lantern helps parents, teachers, students, school staff, mental health professionals, educational policy analysts, and researchers better understand the connection between behavioral patterns and youth violence. This knowledge can help develop individual student or school wide anti-violence intervention programs.

Using The Lantern


Enter search terms related to observations you’ve made about a student’s behavior. Use the Adolescent Behavior Dictionary (ABD) below to identify other behaviors or search terms.

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